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Sep 09, 2021

Marsh McLennan names new CCO

Denise Sanchez succeeds Katherine Brennan

Marsh McLennan has promoted Denise Sanchez to become the company’s new chief compliance officer (CCO), effective September 7.

Sanchez succeeds Katherine Brennan, who was CCO and also deputy general counsel and corporate secretary for Marsh McLennan for four years before being appointed general counsel of Marsh in June.

In her new role, Sanchez heads up compliance strategy for Marsh McLennan globally and works with compliance officers in the company’s four businesses – Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman – to manage compliance risk across the organization.

She reports to Bruce Nolop, chair of the Marsh McLennan board’s audit committee, and Peter Beshar, executive vice president and general counsel of Marsh McLennan.

Sanchez joined Marsh in 2017. Before that, she was the compliance director of laws and regulations at Willis Towers Watson, where she worked for 12 years. Before moving in-house, she was an associate in Carlton Fields insurance corporate practice group and at Sidley Austin.

‘As [CCO] for Marsh in the [US], Denise has earned the trust of the Marsh leadership team,’ Beshar says in a statement. ‘Her broad industry expertise, commitment to transparency in interactions with clients and regulators and strong interpersonal skills will serve her well in leading our compliance program across Marsh McLennan.’

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...